Norway’s first capital, Trondheim, was founded in 997 by Viking King Olav Tryggvason, who brought Christianity to Norway and gave Trondheim its original name: Nidaros. Our guided stroll through Trondheim starts at the harbor, which was largely built and developed during the second half of the 19th century. We then proceed to Stiftsgården, the royal residence in Trondheim, and on to the market square to see the statue of Olav Tryggvason. Then we walk to Nidaros Cathedral, Norway’s national shrine and a Gothic masterpiece.
We explore the world’s northernmost medieval cathedral before crossing the old city bridge over the River Nid*. The ornate gateway on the red-painted bridge is known to locals as ‘the portal of happiness’. Then we stroll through the area of Bakklandet, which has preserved its charming 19th century wooden architecture. Originally an industrial part of the city, Bakklandet’s old factories have been renovated into attractive housing and are integrated with boutiques, cafés, and gourmet restaurants. Here you also find the world’s only bicycle lift, which travels to the top of the steep hill of Brubakken. Join us and be a part of an enjoyable tour through one of Norway’s most delightful cities.
- Disembarking port: Trondheim
- Embarking port: Trondheim
- Direction: Northbound
- Approximate arrival/departure times: 8:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
- Available from: January 1 – December 31
- Duration: 3 hours
- Level: 2
- Clothes/Footwear: Wear hiking shoes, and warm and wind-proof clothing
- No guiding is provided inside the Nidaros Cathedral
- Participants need to be able to walk approx. 3 miles
- Not available December 24
*See the outside of the Cathedral and visit the Cathedral museum on Sundays and public holidays, due to Church service.